(April 1957)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Prime Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

job numbers from atlastales.com


The Moving Walls! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Burgos credits per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo.

Inside the Tomb! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-804

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
An ancient tomb is guarded by hypnotists.
Reprints:

The Moving Walls (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Bolle
Inks:
Frank Bolle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-778

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An engineer builds a castle as a monument to man's greed that will collapse unless a beam of light shines directly upon a diamond that thieves attempt to steal in succession. Each thief must sit in place holding the diamond in the light until the next greedy man comes along otherwise the castle will collapse upon their heads.

Mystery in Midville (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-733

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
A petty thief comes across a city where every person is considerate and helpful. The man who takes him in tells him not to touch a certain box as it took him fifty years to gather its contents. The thief thinks that it must be very valuable and so opens the box that belongs to Pandora.
Reprints:

The Warning (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-888

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A scientist recreates the serum that gave Midas his golden touch and feeds it to his dog. Anything the dog touches turns to gold and he donates the gold to help people. Another man with greedy intent breaks in and unlocks the dog's cage. While the two men are locked in a struggle, the dog touches them and they are transmuted into gold. The statue is displayed as a moral lesson for people of the struggle between selflessness and greed.
Reprints:

The Terrible Fate of Mr. Wren (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Tartaglione
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-797

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A scientist puts off marrying until he is wealthy because he wants to avoid the mistake of his parents always arguing since they were poor. He becomes wealthy by inventing a matter duplicator device. When the girl he wishes to marry steps in front of the device, there are now two of them, arguing over which one of them gets to marry him.
Reprints:

The Remedy Oil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin (illustration)
Inks:
Marie Severin (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-984

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm
Synopsis:
An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations. Original title: "The Old Shop." Artist credit from www.atlastales.com.

The Hidden Island (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-751

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man ventures out to a mist-hidden island that has curative properties in order to marry a couple there.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Moving Walls!
  2. 1. Inside the Tomb!
  3. 2. The Moving Walls
  4. 3. Mystery in Midville
  5. 4. The Warning
  6. 5. The Terrible Fate of Mr. Wren
  7. 6. The Remedy Oil
  8. 7. The Hidden Island
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael J. Vassallo